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10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Envy of Chinese kids is bad for U.S. and for China

I have spent much of my life studying China and the countries near it. Just ask and I'll show you my master's degree in East Asian regional studies, and my five years of Washington Post articles from Hong Kong and Beijing.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Sweden, World News, Japan, Blog News, Education

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The News-Review

Publisher's Notebook: How will students with loads of debt lead us into the future?

My daughter - the one who is part of the so-called "Generation Of Debt" - begins her senior year at University of Oregon in a week or so. If you hadn't heard, an estimated 7 million students have defaulted on their student loans to the tune of - and most of us can't comprehend the number anyway, so not sure it matters - $1.2 TRILLION.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Ohio Northern University

The Oregonian

Eugene's Jordan McNamara strikes late to win the Fifth Avenue Mile

The Oregon Track Club's Jordan McNamara celebrates his victory in Saturday's Fifth Avenue Mile. Former University of Oregon runner Jordan McNamara made a late surge to edge Garrett Heath and win the Fifth Avenue Mile Saturday in New York City.

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The Oregonian

Get your urban agriculture fix at a Portland community garden near you

"I guess you could say it was imprinted on me," says Tom Dyke, a retired University of Oregon chemistry professor. "We used to have a big garden when I was a kid.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Shock for Exam Board Chief: In the morning she's in charge, by afternoon she's not

In the morning, she was helping Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh demonstrate to the media how UPSR papers were secured before being transported to examination halls. By afternoon, she had been suspended from duty by Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who gave the order from Vientiane, Laos, where he is attending the Asean Education Ministers Meeting.

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Related Topix: Laos, Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia

KATU-TV Portland

University of Oregon president search in chairman's hands

The search for a new president of the University of Oregon will be a marked departure for the school, conducted largely in private and run largely by the chairman of the new board of trustees. It will be marked by recruiting people who may not be thinking of themselves as the university president, Chairman Chuck Lillis said as the board voted 12-1 on Thursday to approve the plans he drew up.

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KEX-AM Portland

UO Gets $8 Million Donation

As public schools in Oregon and across the United States continue to face challenges, a University of Oregon donor is helping to champion the cause with a gift that will encourage teaching in public schools for years to come. Thanks to an anonymous estate gift, high-achieving, undergraduate or graduate UO students who plan to teach in the public school system will be able to offset the cost of their education through this new $8 million scholarship endowment.

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The Oregonian

Oregon's tuition-free 'Pay It Forward' college finance plan should take a back seat to other priorities, commission says

Plenty of college students have thrown their support behind a plan that would allow some students to attend college tuition-free provided they agree to back back a slim percentage of their post-college earnings over two decades to help other students attend tuition free too. Pay It Forward, as fleshed out by a work group over many months of work, to allow students to attend college tuition-free, then repay a tiny percentage of their after-college earnings over the next 20 years into a pool that would fund other students' tuition.

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The Times of Israel

New video makes Hamas take the rap

Disturbed by sympathy and support shown for Hamas during this summer's Israel-Hamas conflict, American Jewish rapper Ari Lesser felt moved to educate people about the true nature of the terrorist organization. So to set people straight, he has created a new video in partnership with the Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs .

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Terrorism

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

UO emeritus professor furious, accuses school of attacking him

Cheyney Ryan, emeritus professor at the University of Oregon, has questioned the school's compliance with Title IX during an investigation into allegations that three basketball players raped a woman. The University of Oregon emeritus professor accused the school of "an ad hominem attack and a serious one" after the school claimed KATU News misrepresented his expertise in a recent story.

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Business Journal

PDC hopes new development will light the fuse in Old Town Chinatown

When the Portland Development Commission approved the $2.6 million sale of a 0.67-acre piece of property in Old Town Chinatown to Gerding Edlen on Wednesday, it did more than unload one of its underutilized properties in the district. It also added real fuel to the Old Town/Chinatown Five-Year Action Plan, a road map adopted by the city earlier this summer to revitalize one of Portland's overlooked areas.

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KATU-TV Portland

On Your Side Investigators confront U of O interim president

EUGENE, Ore. KATU's On Your Side Investigators confronted the interim president of the University of Oregon on Wednesday.

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Eugene Weekly

Activists And Members Of Justice System Spar Over Measure 91

"Probably some of my fondest olfactory memories are the smell of burning marijuana at the University of Oregon," says Joshua Marquis, district attorney for Clatsop County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Clatsop County, OR

Wed Sep 10, 2014

OregonLive.com

Hillsboro High School theater director Silverna Scott retires after 19 years

"I feel like I'm of the lucky ones who can say that work was an incredible experience and not a difficult experience," Scott said. Scott is thankful to have spent her career doing something she feels is valuable and worthwhile.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Columbia City, OR, Eastern Oregon University, The Dalles, OR

Local TV Station KTVZ

Bend Area Habitat for Humanity leader leaving

The Bend Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Mark Quinlan, is leaving his post to accept a position at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. Quinlan will administer a program that oversees Community Dispute Resolution Centers throughout the state.

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Time

Welcome to College-Now Please Stop Thinking

When freshmen first arrived at Canada's University of Western Ontario a few weeks ago, they were introduced not to cutting-edge research or "the best which has been thought and said" , but to a brazen, petty, and all-too-common act of censorship that infantilizes young adults even as it chills free speech and open communication among students and faculty alike. Welcome to college, kids! Now stop thinking.

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Willamette Week

Murmurs: The Billboard? The Mystery? The Answer?

A Eugene firm affiliated with Seneca Jones Timber Co . is behind the mysterious billboards sprouting up across Portland .

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OregonLive.com

Developer Mark Edlen finalizing $2.6 million land deal with Portland Development Commission weeks before joining it

The Portland Development Commission will vote Wednesday whether to sell land in Old Town Chinatown to major developer Gerding Edlen, whose CEO is set to join the urban renewal agency board in less than a month. Mark Edlen is Mayor Charlie Hales' choice to fill a vacancy on the five-person commission.

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Related Topix: Old Town (Portland, OR), Portland, OR

The Oregonian

Oregon Ducks officially sign All-Americans Taj Griffin, Alex Ofodile and Zach Okun

July 7, 2014--Runningback Taj Griffin , of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA, competes in the 40-yard dash, part of a finals group in The Opening's SPARQ testing Tuesday night at Nike World Headquarters, in Beaverton, Ore. Photo by Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian Five-star running back Taj Griffin , four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile and four-star offensive lineman Zach Okun have signed financial aid agreements with the University of Oregon, the trio confirmed Tuesday evening.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

OregonLive.com

University of Oregon responds to KATU story in letter to alumni

The University of Oregon has responded to its alumni regarding a KATU story that ran Monday night suggesting that Oregon officials may have delayed the expulsion of three men's basketball players in order to maintain the team's academic rating. Although the university declined to comment when reached earlier this afternoon, The Oregonian has obtained an email sent out to alumni late Tuesday evening that denounced many of the claims in the story.

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